Easton EA70 XC 26in Wheelset - White
- Item: EAS0239 Claimed Weight:"Claimed Weight" is an unconfirmed weight provided by the manufacturer. 1723 g
Easton's EA70 XC 26in Wheelset is built upon the foundation of the XC Two wheelset that came before it. It's similar in many ways, but the EA70 XC wheels benefit from a few changes that result in a reduction of about 125 grams off the total wheelset weight. You might notice that the black version of this wheel is lighter (the white paint on the rims adds about 25 grams). They're light enough to feel racy on fast trails, yet wider than the old XC Two wheels at 24.5mm inside the rim. This width creates a fuller tire profile for increased stability and traction.
The EA70 XC Disc Wheels are based on Easton's straight pull aluminum hubs. They roll on sealed cartridge bearings for durability and ease of maintenance. The hubs direct the 24 straight-pull single gauge spokes towards the rim in a three-cross pattern. While this may add a few grams over straight laced or two-cross patterns, it adds strength and stiffness to the wheels so they perform without being flexy. Both the hubs and spokes are black for a subdued racy look. The rims are designed for use with disc brakes only and have stainless-steel eyelets on the spoke holes for strength and durability. Mounting tires up to 2.4" should be no problem for these all 'round cross-country wheels.
The Easton EA70 XC 26in Wheelset uses the ISO standard 6-bolt brake rotor mount and it comes with two front hub options -- quick release or 15mm thru-axle. Both options include a quick release equipped rear wheel. They come with rim strips and quick release levers when applicable.